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PM Modi, Vladimir Putin hold telephonic conversation on COVID-19 pandemic

PM Modi, Vladimir Putin hold telephonic conversation on COVID-19 pandemic

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Mar 2020, 06:11 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had a telephone conversation with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin.

The two leaders discussed the global situation in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister conveyed his good wishes for early recovery of all those suffering from the disease in Russia and expressed the hope that Russia’s efforts, led by President Putin, to fight the disease would be successful.

President Putin conveyed to the Prime Minister his good wishes for the success of measures adopted in India to combat COVID-19.

The two leaders agreed on further consultation and cooperation adequately addressing all challenges faced by this major global crisis, including those pertaining to health, medicine, scientific research, humanitarian matters and impact on global economy.

They stressed the significance of international cooperation for unitedly fighting COVID-19, including within the framework of G20.

There are 438,749 coronavirus cases worldwide now with 19675 people succumbing to the virus, according to JohnHopkins live tracking map. A total of  111,895 people have recovered.